Two Massachusetts Businesses Make Oprah’s Favorite Holiday Things List!
Two Massachusetts Businesses Make Oprah's Favorite Holiday Things List! Who needs Powerball when you have Oprah's Favorite Things? A West Roxbury designer's winter gloves and a Woburn company's sandwich-making toaster oven hit the big time this year, landing on Oprah's Favorite Things list for the 2022 holiday season. Talk about hitting the jackpot! The Dawn Glove made by Top It Off Accessories in West Roxbury is one of 104 items that made this year's edition of the annual gift list. For $22, they feature small pads embroidered on the index finger and thumb of each glove that are compatible with touchscreens. Colors include plaids in red, plaid, blue, black and green. "These gloves are from a female-owned business called Top It Off Accessories, and I am going to top them off by giving them with some hand cream," according to OprahDaily.com. "The plaid print is a crowd-pleaser, and you can keep them on while you use your phone thanks to touchscreen capabilities." So who are these local designers? Elizabeth Hoenscheid and Karena Rasser founded Top It Off in 2003. They are known for their their hand-sewn ribbon belts and their products are now carried in more than 2,000 boutiques and gift stores around the United States, Canada and Caribbean, according to WCVB-TV. "It's a game-changer," Hoenscheid told WCVB. "It really is incredible just to see the immediate sales go through the roof. Winfrey highlighted women-owned small businesses this year. Hoenscheid told WCVB-TV that they sent samples to Oprah, which is key to getting on the list. "Oprah, to our understanding, touches and feels and checks everything out. So she really puts her stamp on this," she told WCVB-TV. Top It Off Accessories has kept this secret since AUGUST. They've been boosting inventory since then, because, let's face it, Oprah's got the golden touch. https://www.instagram.com/p/CkbrorxOmgf/ Meanwhile, in Woburn, the Revolution Cooking company is celebrating. Revolution InstaGLO R270 Toaster with Panini Press & Warming Rack made it on the 2022 Oprah's Favorite Things holiday gifts list! https://www.instagram.com/p/Cka4tIMOnf1/?hl=en "This toaster lives up to its name," Oprah said OprahDaily.com, "It's revolutionary. Consider this the iPhone of toasters. You can use the touchscreen to select one of seven brownness levels, and special heat technology means your bread gets crispy on the outside but stays soft and moist inside. Need to throw frozen slices in there? No prob! Craving a panini? It even has an attachment for that." The Revolution InstaGLO® 270 Toaster with Panini Press & Warming Rack will be available for purchase at RevCook.com and in the Oprah's Favorite Things gift guide exclusively in Amazon's store at amazon.com/oprah. "We never imagined that our Revolution Toaster would become 'the TikTok toaster'," Tom Klaff, CEO of Revolution Cooking said in a press release. "With our new accessories, the Revolution Toaster has become the ultimate breakfast, lunch, and dinner companion." Those two companies are the latest in a list of Oprah's favorites in Massachusetts. Eastern Standard Provisions in Waltham, MiniLuxe in Boston, SharkNinja in Needham, and Mansfield-based Samsonite made the list in years' past. Hilliard's Candy, Centerville Pie Company, Charles River Apparel in Sharon, Hydrow in Cambridge, and Bose in Framingham also made the list.